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The Jewel In The Crown
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Paul Scott
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The Jewel In The Crown

Paul Scott


Arrow Books Ltd

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);


528 pages

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BOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTET India 1942- everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations. The rift that will eventually prise India - the jewel in the Imperial Crown - from colonial rule is beginning to gape wide.

By:   Paul Scott
Imprint:   Arrow Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   bk. 1
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   382g
ISBN:   9780099439967
ISBN 10:   0099439964
Series:   The Raj quartet
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   November 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of thirteen distinguished novels including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won the Booker Prize. Paul Scott died in 1978.

A mighty literary experience. <br>-- The Times <br><br> Quite simply, monumental. <br>-- Washington Post

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